IND vs ZIM 1st ODI: After a successful tour of the West Indies, India will be playing against Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series. Most of the senior players have been rested for the series and a second-string Indian side have been tasked to put on a great show.
KL Rahul and Deepak Chahar return
Despite the senior players missing, India still look like a formidable unit, thanks to the large pool of talent the nation possesses. KL Rahul will be leading the team, while Shikhar Dhawan will be his deputy. Players like Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi have been given the chance to showcase their skills, while the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Deepak Hooda will provide stability to the batting unit.
India have gone with three quality wicket-keeper batters such as KL Rahul, Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan. It will be interesting to see how many of them make it into the playing XI in the first ODI.
As far as the bowling goes, Deepak Chahar will be making his return from injury. The likes of Avesh Khan, M Siraj and P Krishna will support Chahar. Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel are likely to share the spin department.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe are coming on the back of a successful series against Bangladesh and are confident that they can win against India as well. In the absence of their regular skipper, Regis Chakabva will be leading the side.
Zimbabwe have plenty of all-rounders, which makes them a pretty good unit. The presence of Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, and Regis Chakabva add a lot of experience to this team. In the bowling department, Wesley Madhevere and Donald Tiripano will have the onus to pick the bulk of the wickets.
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